10 trusty tips for preventing colds and flu year round…

Suzy Cohen, RPh, is known as “America’s Pharmacist.” For the past 24 years, she’s been surrounded by sick people on a daily basis: she’s handled their money and has even been sneezed on. But when asked to recall the last time she had a cold or the flu, she pauses and says with laugh, “I can’t even remember! Eighteen, maybe 20 years? I just don’t get sick.”

How can that be? Cohen suggests thinking of your health like a bank account: you deposit money when you don’t need it, so you’ll have it when you do. Your first line of defense is building a strong immune system before sickness kicks in and maintaining it in times of health.

In addition to getting your annual flu shot, try Suzy’s tips for sidestepping sickness and staying healthy all year long.

Taste the Rainbow

Eat colorful food to prevent colds and flu

Certain nutrients are linked with the pigment found in fruits and vegetables. So the more colorful your plate, the more vitamins and minerals you’re getting. That means eating a rainbow spectrum of living plant foods. Let’s hear it for Roy G. Biv!

– See more at: http://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu/prevention-tips#sthash.cvSUbwGw.dpuf



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